There is something perfect about silhouettes, especially those of two people, in love, holding hands on a hill at sunset. Amanda, of Faithfully Focused Photography has captured just that in this lovely engagement shoot of this gorgeous California couple. Brittany and Ryan, who met in college but didn’t date until several years later, are getting married in Temecula, California in less than a month. Congratulations you two! Read below for their charming story.
Before the Ring:
We met our freshman year at Point Loma Nazarene University. We were one of each other’s first friends in college and while we both thought each other attractive, we thought we should enjoy our freshman year as singles and friends. So it was, and we were friends for 6 years during college and after, however Ryan had always had a crush on me throughout college and even mentioned to his friends before we dated that I was someone he always wanted to date and could see himself marrying. But due to timing issues, it never worked out.
However, after college we lost touch until one day Ryan ran into our mutual friend Ashley at the beach. Ryan struck up a conversation to discretely see how I was doing and Ashley convinced Ryan (then single) that he and I should date or at least start hanging out again. Ryan, feeling confident, called me up a couple days later and then we went on a hike for our first date. Needless to say the hike went well and after 8 months of dating and Ryan fighting very hard for me, he won my heart and we decided to get married! Now it’s in less than a month and we are so excited! I love him so much, he is a great, great man.
The day of our proposal we went on a hike at the same place we went for our first date and then had a wonderful breakfast and hung out all day. Then Ryan took me to the Point Loma Lighthouse (a place that was near and dear to us) that night before we were headed out to our pastor’s for dinner since we had some time to kill and he proposed to me as we were overlooking the city during sunset. He had friends hiding there to take pictures. Then I thought we still had to go to dinner at the pastor’s so while heading over to dinner we stopped at Ryan’s house to drop off his car and I went into his house and he had thrown me a surprise party! Everyone we knew was there, I was sooo shocked and so excited! It couldn’t have been a better day.
Photography: Faithfully Focused Photography